Sunday, 1 January 2012

Satan-1: Reality Or Invented Fantasy?


WHO IS SATAN ?

        In Christianity there is a clear dichotomy between G-d and Satan, or "the devil." What most Christians don't realize is that there is no support for a devil character in the Torah. Furthermore, their version of Satan is a distorted view of what the Torah actually teaches. Lets examine.
Scenario 1:-
                     To begin, Satan isn’t a name! It’s a title given to any angel that is sent by G-d to do a specific task. In Hebrew, it is haSatan. This translates to “the adversary.” G-d sends haSatans to work for Him, as all angels do, as we shall see below.

The first time Satan occurs in Scripture is in Numbers 22:22. Lets take a look at two common translations of this verse:

“But God was very angry when he went, and the angel of the LORD stood in the road to oppose him. Balaam was riding on his donkey, and his two servants were with him.” (NIV)

“And God's anger was kindled because he went: and the angel of the LORD stood in the way for an adversary against him. Now he was riding upon his ass, and his two servants were with him.”(KJV)

Have you seen Satan yet in either of these? No? Lets check the Hebrew then:

Elokim aph charah malak haShem yatsab derek
satan rakab athown shanayim na’ar.

Read it carefully. Do you see it now? These Christian translations have rendered Satan as "an adversary" or "opposition." This would be fine, except in other places where in scripture they deliberately leave it as Satan a independent personal name and not  an “Adversary” -a function what Satan actually is supposed to mean . The reason they fail to do this  is because this verse clearly refutes virtually all Christian doctrines about Satan. As you can see that original hebrew states that G-d sent haSatan to strike down Balaam. It also states that Satan is a Malek haShem, an Angel of the L-rd.

If Christian translations rendered every instance of Satan as "an advesary" or "opposition" they would be justified in doing it here. But translating Satan to "adversary" where convienent and turning it into a personal noun in other places is dishonest. However, they are forced to do it, because a verse calling Satan an angel of G-d would clearly expose their devil myth.
               Also no where Bible mentions that EVE was tempted by satan but Serpent and God Cursed Serpant and not Satan. So Christian Doctrines ended up inventing Satan a fallen Angel was present in Garden Of Eden and caused the Fall of Humanity.They say that he must have had shape shifted to fool Eve.My argument is what are the Scriptural evidences in Old Testament for such highly wrong notion?
When God himself while Addressing Serpent called him as a serpant and additionaly specified all features like that of a serpant example tasting dust etc.Why is such a truth not debated that satan is a Invented Fantacy of Religion!!

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